Eliminating Psychological Pain of OCD and GAD
by Otis Calm Discovery
Citation:   Otis Calm Discovery. "Eliminating Psychological Pain of OCD and GAD: An Experience with Hydrocodone (exp98995)". Erowid.org. Nov 30, 2017. erowid.org/exp/98995

  oral Hydrocodone (daily)


I have so-called OCD and GAD both crippling anxiety disorders. Am on permanent disability as such. Have been prescribed a plethora of dangerous and addicting drugs, with no efficacy. Seroquel, Lithium, Benzos, SSRIs, SSNRIs to name a few.

The only thing for sure that I experienced was a host of unpleasant side effects. One of which was dry mouth that completely damaged my teeth causing multiple tooth infections and finally oral surgery to remove all my teeth. Pain during this time had been treated with hydrocodone, which was minimally effective against pain but to my pleasant surprise was absolutely effective in alleviating, if not completely eliminating ALL the intense psychological pain of severe Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder even with the elimination of all the aforementioned prescribed medications. My own psychiatrist gave me the cleanest bill of health in two decades, and then I informed him I was off all the drugs with all that 'baggage' he prescribed. He agreed that opiates in the treatment of mental illness seems promising but could not legally prescribe it.

I now face a return of my symptoms and the dangerous Seroquel, Lithium, etc. combo. of prescribed drugs. The hydrocodone was a miracle, I never got 'high' just 'normal' for the first time in years. I never seek to get high just relief, and now, because it seems financially unfeasible for the big pharma to fund studies, this use of opiates may never be approved for mental illness.

[Reported Dose: "5250 3xday"]

Exp Year: 2012ExpID: 98995
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 58 
Published: Nov 30, 2017Views: 1,319
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Hydrocodone (111) : Health Benefits (32), Not Applicable (38)

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